by Brian Lipton
Domenico Vacca
Domenico Vacca

Italian designer and retailer Domenico Vacca will receive the “Fashion Innovator Award” as part of the Rock For Humanity, Seventh Annual Better World Awards, to be held at the Salles des Etoiles in Monte-Carlo on May 23. His fellow honorees are actors Catherine Deneuve and Jackie Chan, and Senator Florence Ita Giwa.

The award recognizes Vacca for being at the forefront of his industry, having evolved into one of the highest quality and most unique lifestyle brands of the decade. As previously reported by MR, Vacca just opened a two-level, 16,000-square foot emporium in Manhattan.

“With a long standing of being a philanthropic supporter, the Better World Awards Board of Directors voted Mr. Vacca unanimously as the Fashion Innovator,” stated Gina de Franco, executive producer of the Better World Awards. “The Domenico Vacca brand emulates our mission of encouraging betterment of the world in all moments of life.”

“I am honored to be recognized by the Better World Awards in Monte Carlo,” said Vacca. “Their work to acknowledge prominent humanitarians and raise funds for their respective charities is a great way to bring awareness to global issues while highlighting individuals who are making the world a better place.”

The BWA awards will also include a performance by Alex Hepburn and will include a live auction that benefits the Jackie Chan Foundation, the Princess Grace Foundation and the Children of Bakassi.